During license audit projects, we have frequently collaborated with our customers to collect datasets in Excel spreadsheets containing several hundred thousand rows. To make them manageable for the respective projects, we then had to shorten them to suit the specific requirements. Is the software by Autodesk? Then its importance is secondary for a Microsoft project. Is it maybe open source? In this case it is irrelevant for an Adobe audit.
The question of what exactly happens next with the culled data was frequently outsourced to a follow-on project or placed conveniently into the category of “we’ll deal with that when we have the time”. But on no accounts should the risks to ongoing operations be underestimated: from IKEA kitchen planners in the admin department, to Steam and PlayStation clients on production PCs and even unauthorized browser add-ons in an R&D setting, we’ve found pretty much every kind of software in just as many environments.